Virginia Studies Name: a nation Divided



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Virginia Studies Name: ___________________

A Nation Divided

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Choose the best answer.


  1. What kept the North and South from resolving their conflicts following the American Revolution?

O stubbornness

O economic differences

O inability to communicate

O economic likeness




  1. What was the economy in the northern part of the United States dependent on?

O agriculture

O commercials

O industries

O fertilizers




  1. The economy in the southern part of the United States was dependent on ___.

O agriculture

O commercials

O industries

O donations




  1. The _______ economy relied on slave labor.

O northern

O northern and southern

O neither

O southern




  1. How did "free states" view slavery?

O It was legal to own slaves.

O It was illegal to own slaves.

O Only the wealthy people could own slaves.

O Each family could have only 100 slaves.




  1. How did "slaves states" view slavery?

O It was legal to own slaves.

O It was illegal to own slaves.

O Only the wealthy people could own slaves.

O Each family could have only 100 slaves.





  1. Who led a revolt against plantation owners in Virginia?

O John Brown

O Nathaniel Bacon

O Nat Turner

O James Armistead Lafayette




  1. People who campaigned to end slavery were called ___.

O Conformists

O Rebels


O Yankees

O Abolitionists




  1. Who led a raid on the United States Armory (Arsenal) At Harpers Ferry, Virginia?

O John Brown

O Nathaniel Bacon

O Nat Turner

O James Armistead Lafayette




  1. What was the purpose of the raid on the United States Armory (Arsenal)?

O to free the slaves who worked here

O to eliminate slavery

O to start a slave rebellion

O to stop a slave rebellion


11. What led to the creation of West Virginia?

O Virginians were divided about land ownership.

O Virginians were divided about secession from the Union

O Virginians were divided about the governor of the state

O Virginians were divided about the capital of the state


  1. Some southern states seceded from the Union after ___.

O Robert E. Lee became President of the United States

O Ulysses S. Grant became President of the United States

O Abraham Lincoln became President of the United States

O Thomas Jackson became President of the United States





  1. The seceded states, including Virginia, formed the __.

O "Confederate States of America"

O "Union States of America"

O "United States of America"

O "Union Confederation States of America"




  1. The first major clash of the Civil War was ___.

  1. The Battle of Gettysburg

  1. The Battle of Fredericksburg

  1. The Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)

  1. The Battle of Yorktown




  1. The Confederate General who played a major role in the Battle of Bull Run and earned his nickname was ____.

  1. Thomas Jefferson

  1. Thomas Jackson

  1. George Jackson

  1. George Jefferson




  1. Who was Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War?

  1. Thomas Jackson

  1. J.E.B. Stuart

  1. Robert E. Lee

  1. Ulysses S. Grant




  1. The capital of the Confederacy was ___.

  1. Williamsburg

  1. Richmond

  1. Washington, D.C.

  1. Fredericksburg




  1. The capital of the Union was ___.

  1. Williamsburg

  1. Richmond

  1. Washington, D.C.

  1. Fredericksburg




  1. Two ironclad ships that fought an important sea battle were the ___.

  1. Monitor and the Merrimack (Virginia)

  1. Susan Constant and the Godspeed

  1. Mayflower and the Discovery

  1. Godspeed and Monitor




  1. The Union ironclad ship was the ___.

  1. Susan Constant

  1. Mayflower

  1. Merrimack (Virginia)

  1. Monitor




  1. The Confederate ironclad ship was the __.

  1. Susan Constant

  1. Mayflower

  1. Merrimack (Virginia)

  1. Monitor




  1. The Civil War ended at __.

  1. Appalachian Court House, Virginia

  1. Appollo Court House, Virginia

  1. Appomattox Court House, Virginia

  1. Amelia Court House, Virginia




  1. Who surrendered to whom?

  1. Union General Ulysses S. Grant surrendered his army to Confederate General Robert E. Lee

  1. Confederate General Thomas Jackson surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.

  1. Union General Ulysses S. Grant surrendered his army to Confederate General Thomas Jackson

  1. Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.


  1. When did the Civil War end?

  1. April, 1865

  1. April, 1861

  1. April, 1863

  1. April, 1870




  1. Robert E. Lee defeated Union troops at ___.

  1. Fredericksburg, Virginia

  1. Richmond, Virginia

  1. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

  1. Atlanta, Georgia




  1. Which ship won the battle of the ironclad?

  1. Merrimack (Virginia)

  1. Monitor

  1. The battle was a draw.

  1. Richmond




  1. Who supported a secret route that escaped slaves took to freedom?

  1. Harriet Tubman

  1. Nat Turner

  1. John Brown

  1. Belle Boyd




  1. The escape route that enslaved people used became known as the ___.

  1. "Underground Railroad"

  1. "Underground Tunnel"

  1. "Underground Railway"

  1. "Underground Traintrack"




  1. This general's nickname was "Stonewall".

  1. Thomas Jefferson

  1. Thomas Jackson

  1. Thomas Paine

  1. Robert E. Lee


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